Definition of elf owl in English:

Share this entry

elf owl

noun

A tiny owl that nests in cacti and trees in the arid country of the southern US and Mexico.
  • Micrathene whitneyi, family Strigidae.
Example sentences
  • Here, I got a great view of an elf owl and marveled at the way its plumage blended in with the tree trunk behind him.
  • Our three top birders hurry to see an off-course Baikal teal behind an ice-cream shop in Denver; in Tucson they sit with 20 people around the base of a telephone pole at dusk, hoping to spot an elf owl.
  • Several owl boxes will attract elf owls and would give you a better chance to see those elusive creatures.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: elf owl

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.